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How to Language Translation Companies Filter Job Applications

The job opportunities today, no wonder, have multiplied by several times. But, the competition to get the desired job role, too, has increased. This is evident with the extreme competition in the translators jobs. The escalating demand of quality translation has made it very important for the employers to hire only the professionals who are a sheer master in their translation skills.

Hence, it is recommended to keep polishing the language and translation skills, from time to time. Learning never goes waste. Hence, if you (as a translator) keep upgrading yourself with the language trends, cultural influences, traditions etc, you will definitely be one of the candidates that a multilingual translation company would love to hire.

Further, you also need to ponder over the job applications, as they form the basis of your expertise and talent, before the employer. Here are some ways in which companies filter the applications. They are also great tips for you, so that you move in the right direction –

1. Native Translators

Most of the companies generally prefer native translators, as the chances of accuracy and quality are higher with someone who is native to a specific language. Hence, mentioning your mother tongue is highly beneficial. However, if you are also well-versed in translating other language pairs, the chances are that you may be spotted by the company soon. But, you should be polished in those skills.

2. Online Application

Every company’s website has a contact page. Often, online applications are provided at the page that is meant for the job applicants to contact the employer, by filling-in the application. Such candidates who submit resume online are most preferred by the company, as they took extra efforts in searching more about the company and following the guidelines.

3. Relevant Information

An application is prioritized if it contains some relevant information. This refers to specific information about the additional skills or achievements made. If you have experience about working in a particular industry, then it should also be provided in the application. All translators write about their language knowledge; but, if you write specific info like this, it would help in boosting your chances to get the job.

4. ‘To the Point’ CV

There are number of translation jobs online. But, only few succeed to get the job that fulfills all expectations. Hence, you must give proper attention to your CV. It should be very precise and to the point. The employer may not have enough time to read a lengthy CV. Hence, while preparing your CV, you must avoid irrelevant details, like the rate.

5. Self-Explanatory Subjects

While writing a mail to the company, it is advised to write self-explanatory subjects for email. Through self-explanatory subjects, it would be easier to recognize, what your email is all about. Although, the HR recruiters go through every mail, yet it is important to write a precise subject, as your email might get treated as spam, in certain situations.


In spite of such heavy competition out there, you can reach the right employer instantly, if you follow the correct approach. Filtering job applications is not an easy task. The recruiters have to select the most suited candidate among a pool of job applicants. Hence, to make sure that you are spotted by the company, you need to work over your skills, ofcourse and CV/ job applications.


How to Powerful Negotiation Can be a Game Changer for You ?

Smart tactics always change the game, in a positive manner. This is also true, while you are negotiating for your salary. Salary negotiation is of paramount importance to any employee or job seeker, in order to settle on an amount that is acceptable to both (employer and employee/job applicant). However, it is often seen that the candidates do not negotiate salary, just because they can’t say no or due to the fear of losing the job.

This decision forces the candidate to continue in a job, where he/she is not satisfied on salary terms. This further turns into job dissatisfaction. Hence, if you are the one who doesn’t prefer discussing salary in the interview room, this is just a small check for you. You should start discussing it.

Here are, some game changing tactics that you must follow while negotiating on salary:

1. Prove Your Worth

The top HR consultants in India say that during the negotiation part, it is very important for the candidate to prove his/her worth. This implies that you must justify the salary that you are expecting for. For this, you need to show what’s different or extraordinary about you that the employer should hire you at your expected salary. Let them come across, some of your skills that describe a higher potential or a higher value in you.

2. Try to Be Persuasive

Often it has been observed that the candidates talk in a very stubborn tone, if they feel that the ball isn’t in their court. However, one should understand that the employer is not sitting there to agree and listen to what you want. The employer will agree and listen to your demands, only if he/she is convinced. Thus, try to be persuasive in your tone; thereby convincing the employer that you are the right fit for the job.

3. Avoid Talking Too Much

Once you had a talk regarding the salary, it is advisable to wait for the response; rather than keep talking and annoying the employer. You should be confident enough that the salary you asked is fair enough to justify your skills and talent. Hence, do not get nervous and do not keep chattering in the interview hall.

4. Be Realistic

Being realistic is also very important for a candidate. Do not make fake promises, as this will create a big problem for you. Neither will you be able to meet the targets, nor justify your salary. Hence, commit for those skills or targets that you can easily accomplish.


Keeping such tips in mind, you can make sure that you are recruited to a job role at your expected salary. This will boost your motivation and will keep you going to work better and better for the company’s target. Salary negotiation, done in an effective manner can pave way for job satisfaction and thus, higher productivity.


5 Instant Ways to Earn a Giant Six Figure Salary

There are numerous instant ways to earn a giant six figure salary. This is possible if you look for higher paying jobs. Everyone in this world wishes to earn a good salary. Hence, making your career in that particular field is always wonderful.

ways to earn a giant six figure salary

Here are some higher paying jobs that offer $150,000 or more:

1. Marketing Manager

Marketing Manager
Identifying customers, planning marketing programs and looking after the product development, is generally the job responsibility of a marketing manager.

2. Nurse Anesthetist

nurse anesthetist
A Nurse Anesthetist is the one who looks after a patient recovery from anesthesia. You must have bachelor’s degree in nursing to apply for this job.

3. Orthodontist

Fixing crooked teeth, you can easily make good amount of money. It requires great amount of hard work and studies.

Must read: How to Avoid Salary Negotiation Mistakes during an Interview

4. Pediatrician

Pediatrician, however, earn less than surgeons; they need to go through almost same amount of training. Due to its low unemployment rate and high compensation, it is regarded as one of the most preferred jobs.

5. Psychiatrist

Female psychologist making notes during psychological therapy session

As per the U.S. News, jobs in this field are expected to rise by almost 15%. To apply for this job, you will have to complete the studies in a medical school and then the residency program and finally the licensing exam plus board certification.

These jobs can certainly help you grow and earn a good salary.. So, study well and hope for a bright career in the higher paying jobs.


How to Boost the Team Morale Even After a Setback

When your business is in the booming period, the intrinsic morale of employees usually soars automatically. Also, everyone seems to be basking in the company’s success, by getting bonuses and hiring assistants to strengthen their team even more. On the contrary, a bad news for the company makes the employees disheartened. At that point of time, it is the responsibility of the company’s owner and the team leader to guide and assure the team mates that ‘we have the capability to lead the company through this rough patch’.

Through such motivation and guidance, your employees can fight bravely with the severe downturns or legal setbacks. According to a senior consultant in a professional HR recruitment consultancy, a team leader or company owner must keep some factors in mind, such as the ones mentioned below, to build up their team morale and work towards productivity:

1. Keep the Communication ‘On’

During a setback, it is very critical to keep the communication channels open. Your employees might get the information, either through social media or between secret talks among certain team mates. So, to make sure that your employees are aware with the correct information, it is important that you keep communicating the issues with your team/employees.

2. Set up Guidelines

At the time of crisis, you team will look up to for your guidance. Hence, tell them what you expect from them and set up guideless for everyone. This would direct the team and head them towards assured results. With this, you will slowly accomplish the amount of discipline portrayed by your team in such adverse situation.

3. Keep Emphasizing on Positives

A manager or a team leader must make sure that he/she pin-points the positive results that their team might have done earlier. Motivating the team by reminding them their earlier successes is a great idea to inspire and promote zeal in the employees to come up with the same successful results once more, to get out of the setback.

4. Set Course of Action

Once it is identified that what are the main causes of the setback, the team must be prepared to work on the planned course of action. This will help in sustaining in the bad times of the company. The planned course of action must be appropriately shared amongst the varied teams and also a relevant training session must be initiated.

5. Lead and Inspire

Lead your team and inspire them with your deeds. Simply uttering motivational words will not help significantly. You need to show the team that you are here to support them, not as a boss, but as a colleague. Break the barriers of hierarchy and join the team. Remember, you cannot expect your team to fight your battle alone. You also need to stand by their side.

[Must Read: Why 360-Degree Feedback Is Better For Performance Appraisal?]

Parting Thoughts

There is no single best way to boost the employee morale and pull out your organization from the tough situations. Some employees will easily manage in these circumstances, while some will continuously complain about one or other thing. Hence, it is your responsibility to customize your behavior and guide the team in the most effective manner.

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6 Risky Activities Are a Big No-No While You Are Fired

It has been researched that an individual (while being fired) unknowingly performs various activities that are not acceptable in the corporate world. This feeling is the most gut-wrenching feelings, thus most of the employees do not accept it easily. Few get disheartened and lose the hope of moving forward in future. But, as ups and downs are a part of human life. Thus, an individual must keep in mind certain things, to hope for a new beginning and avoid previous mistakes.

6 Risky Activities While You Are Fired

Some of the activities that must be avoided by any employee who has been fired are:

1. Taking It Personally

You must never take the firing decision as personal. Sometimes it happens that a company fires an employee, not because they have problem with the work quality of the employee, but due to the company’s motto to downsize. Hence, do not take such issues personally.

2. Being Unprofessional

In a professional environment, it is very important to maintain your dignity and composure. If the issues are not related to your work, then it might certainly happen that you may take those issues on the personal affront. But, whatever be the case, you need to understand the limits of a professional space.

3. Stress for Future

If you are fired for any reason, just make sure that you do not over-stress yourself or panic. If you will panic about the situation, there are chances that you might commit something wrong. You just need to be relaxed, as a disturbed mind can never think about a constructive solution to the problem.

4. Vent Frustrations on Email

This is one of the most seen reactions from the employees. The employees usually vent their frustration via email and tell the whole world about the injustice made with them. Inspite of the fact that what you say is right, but it is actually not professional in the corporate world. It may blacklist you in the industry and spoil for future chances to move forward in life.

5. Non-Acceptance

As mentioned above, most of the employees do not accept the firing decision so easily. This only leads to frustration and stress. Thus, it is imperative to accept the decision, as the sooner you will accept it, the sooner you will move forward and unlock other opportunities waiting for you.

6. Wasting the Notice Period

Besides feeling sorry for yourself or getting disheartened, it is important that you utilize the notice period given to you for finding another job and developing your skills. In some cases, where the employees are asked to leave immediately, they are asked to work from home on the company’s payroll or provided with severance packages. So, it is your responsibility to use this time effectively.

Tip to Remember

Whatever phase you are going through at your workplace, just make sure to be strong at all points of time. It can be a bit difficult, but it is not impossible. This will help you stay motivated and confident enough while such incidences of firing.

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5 Perilous Time Management Mistakes to Avoid Just Now

Time is money, but for some employees who do not understand the outcome of Time Management Mistakes; this proverb definitely has no worth at all. Many a times, it has been observed that in an effort to do everything, the employees often end up doing nothing. The major reason for this is poor management of time. Due to this, the employees neither focus on their current projects, nor do they succeed in hitting the deadlines. But where you are going wrong, is a major concern. A majority proportion of the employees usually do not realize what blunders, they are doing. Hence, to give you a clear idea, 5 major mistakes are mentioned below that employees generally commit in their daily work life:

5 Time Management Mistakes to Avoid

1. No Aims, Targets and Goals

Having no aims, targets or goals set up for the day may not help you move towards the future that you desire. If you wish to perform exceptionally at your workplace and prove your worth, it is necessary that you have a planned schedule of the targets to achieve per day. To accomplish this, you can make a to-do list that will describe your daily work and the time allotted to each activity.

2. Failing to Prioritize Tasks

Failing to prioritize your work tasks means you might slip off some of the most important work from your radar, i.e. you might forget to complete the most prioritized task. Hence, while setting the daily targets or making a to-do list, make sure that you allocate the most important tasks at the top, i.e. the tasks must be arranged in the decreasing order of priority. By implementing this, you will surely witness a difference in your daily output.

3. Wrong Allocation of Time to Projects

It is one of the most common mistakes. Sometimes, you feel that a particular task would take just 5 minutes to complete. However, when you actually start working on it, it eats up your half an hour. Hence, the time allocated for other projects automatically gets affected. This destroys your whole time management plans. So, it is advisable to estimate the correct time and then start the time allocation for each project.

4. Inability to Manage Distractions

While working distractions may come from any direction or corner of the workplace. You might find the gossip going on in the near-by cabin, as very interesting or the pleasant weather outside might distract you. Basically the distraction can be anything. Hence, it is wise to work in a closed environment. Shut off all the unnecessary devices and applications, and try to stay away from your personal accounts in social networking sites.

5. Skipping Breaks

Whatever be the pressure of work, do not over exert your brain. Your brain is not a machine; it requires small breaks to refresh. So, continuously working and not taking any breaks, can affect your productivity. Manage your time in a way that offers you minimum 5 to 10 minutes relax time, so that the rest of the time you can work with full dedication.


While you are at your workplace, every single second is counted for judging your efficiency. Hence, it is necessary to manage every second, every minute of your time to provide considerable results to the organization as well as pave way for your future growth in the organization.

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5 Reasons to Why Learning Languages Boost Career Prospects

Learning a new language can be both entertaining as well as rewarding, in terms of boosting career prospects. Learning a second or even a third language, not only benefits your personal life (meeting new friends and communicating with them), but also benefits your professional life. Basically the scope of job for bilingual candidates has increased immensely. The professional life includes meeting various individuals with different background. Hence, when it comes to comparing a monolingual candidate against a bilingual one, the companies usually prefer the latter option, as the latter helps them in reducing the cost of hiring an employee versed in the language of client.

Learning Languages Boost Career graph

Hence, to boost the future career prospects, learning a foreign/second language is greatly emphasized due to 5 major reasons:

1. Open to Various Job Opportunities

Being bilingual obviously opens the entry gate to a number of job opportunities. All of the fields, such as retail, marketing, sales, administration, tourism, transportation, communication, teaching, banking, law, public relations and government, vote for bilingual and multilingual candidates, as these candidates are researched to be more quick and responsive than monolingual candidates. This is the reason why most of the interpreters and translators are so successful in the global market.

2. Increased Chance of Getting Hired

Once you are open to the varied job opportunities, you will certainly find your way to the company that understands your worth and skills. Bilingual candidates are like magnets for the companies. They do not to the companies; rather the companies are trails towards them, owing to their spectacular skills of conversing in more than one language. Thus, the chances of getting hired increases in each and every sector of the business world.

3. Valuable Employee

According to a survey, it is found that the capability of candidates to communicate in two or more languages has become a way for attaining job satisfaction for the employees, while a mode of serving better output to the clients, for the companies. This implies that the bilingual candidates handle the clients very easily and effortlessly. Hence, the services rendered to the client are generally beyond expectations. These efforts from an employees’ end would definitely be rewarded and therefore, a level of job satisfaction gets achieved, thereby becoming a valuable employee for the company.

4. Notable Higher Wages

As per the recent trends of recruitment, it has been noted that the employees who excel at communicating in atleast two languages are paid higher wages (almost 10% to 15% increase in the salaries) than the monolingual employees. These candidates even get extra payment as a reward for dealing with the multi-cultured clients with utmost precision. Additionally, a bilingual brain is more responsive and quick at decision making. Hence, such candidates are highly prioritized in the companies for rewards, salaries and appreciation.

5. Career Advancement Opportunities

Having plenty of experience in multiple cultures and languages places the candidate on higher level positions, i.e. the chances of promotions increase significantly. This fact is true for both large and small companies. All you need to do is, include soft skills in the second language, meet and greet the clients in their native language and act as the company’s face to the foreign competitive market. With a second language, you will certainly realize an increase in your value in the company.


If you desire job satisfaction, advancement opportunities and attractive salary packages, then it is the right time for you to learn a second or third language to improve your worth and position in the market. Your career will flow smoothly under the skills of your bilingual/multilingual personality.

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5 Sure-Shot Turnoffs to Avoid in an Interview

According to a survey of employers, the interviewees usually turnoff the interviewer so badly that the candidate loses even 1% chances of being selected for the vacant position. The employer actually does not expect you to be perfectly polished interviewee, but certain turnoffs from your end that might seem minor to you, could be the deal-breakers on the employer’s end. Hence, simply getting academically qualified for a job might offer you an interview, but it won’t assure your selection for the job role. Here is the point where interview skills come in and all those turnoffs get buried.

major interview mistakes

So, it is a pre-requisite for a candidate to keep abreast with all such activities that turnoff the employer and decrease the chances of selection:

1. Rambling or Being Too Garrulous

Giving continuous long and rambling answers can signal the employer that you are unable to organize or assemble your thoughts. The lack of organization in your thoughts or getting over-excessive with the information can be annoying for the interviewer, as he/she might have a limited time to conduct the interview. These activities are specially un-tolerated if you go for an interview to an HR Consultancy Services Firm, as these types of firms usually conduct 10 or more interviews per day in order to pass/reject the candidate for the further selection process. So, they might not have enough time to give an ear to your long and confusing answers.

2. Exaggerating and Avoiding to Speak in Specifics

As the Interviewers try to understand exactly what you have achieved in the last job and how used to operate there, so your descriptions must not be vague or over the top that may sometimes be hard to digest. Remember, that the employer is qualified and experienced enough to judge, when a candidate is just exaggerating about his achievements or trying to change the topic by not talking in specifics. It is better to be honest at the interview and describe precise details about your last job, specifying your job target and your modus operandi.

3. Unmindful About the Role of Job or Organization

Obviously you can’t be well aware of all the details of the organization or the job role, as an outsider, as the information published in classified ads or on company’s website, might not be enough to give a clear idea of what the organization or the job is all about. But, while you are sitting in the interview hall, it is expected out from you that you atleast know the basics about the role of organization and job. Sitting blank with no information will definitely antagonize the employer.

4. Neglecting the Concerns about Your Fit for the Job

Many a times, it is seen that the interviewers prefer to involve in an open conversation to judge whether the candidate fits to the job role and organizational culture or not. You might certainly not realize when this conversation might start, but the moment you start neglecting or brushing off those matter of concerns, you get listed in the reject list of the interviewers.

5. Playing Coy about Questions

Sometimes job candidates seem to play coy with the questions that they don’t want to answer, as they worry that their answers would be unflattering. Some of the examples for such questions are: why did you leave your last job or whether you have ever been fired etc. every employer prefers to converse regarding such topics, but when the candidate seems to ignoring such questions or playing coy then end up looking evasive or disingenuous.


The universal truth of recruitment industry is that you can be either selected or rejected for very minute details. It is all upto you, how you present yourself infront of the interviewer. The interviewer is the judge of your skills, so, don’t neglect or ignore his questions and matters of concern.

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5 Worthy Questions a Manager Should Ask To His New Hires

The critical role of Onboarding makes it necessary for a manger to ask certain questions to his new hires. Gone are the days, when onboarding or orientation was not given significant amount of importance. Today is the time to make the new employees feel comfortable with the work environment, so that he/she could adapt faster and contribute notably towards the organization. If you are the manager of your department, then the entire responsibility to make the ‘new hire’ comfortable and promising for the organization totally rests on your shoulders.

5 Questions a Manager Should Ask To His New Hires

Hence as a manager, you need to excel the art of integrating the new hire into the company. This can be easily accomplished if you comfort him by asking 5 simple questions to establish a friendly atmosphere:

1. Are Your Expectations Met With This Job/Team/Company?

This is more of a question that relates to the hiring process than the orientation process. As a manager, you should portray a realistic view of the position. This would help the new hire to judge, what exactly he is moving into. Also, it will help him in analyzing the clear picture of the job role and eventually he will know what is expected out of him and how he needs to drive results.

2. Is Anything About The Company, Team Or Job Role, Unclear To You?

Make sure that your new hire feels like, he is an important part of the company. Many a times, it happens that the new employees do not understand things about the company or the team, even after a month or two. So, it is necessary to clear all the doubts at the earliest and render all the relevant information about the job role, company and team.

3. What You Enjoy, The Most About Your Role?

With a view to bring about some positive element in your chat session, you must ask the new hires as to what they enjoy to the fullest, about their job role. Once you acknowledge, what boosts the new hires’ performance, you can start evolving their job roles around their ardour facets.

4. What Can I Do For You To Make Your Career Transition Easier?

As a manager, it is your responsibility to evoke a sense of trust in the new hire to make it evident that you are always there to guide him at every step of his progression in the company. This way you will pave the way for his self-growth, self-motivation and eventually company’s growth. Your small gesture of commitment can be the basis of his excellent performance.

5. Do You Know Your Colleagues Well?

Job satisfaction and job performance relates to collaboration, somewhere or the other. If the new hires would be well-acquainted with their co-workers, then it would be easy for them to adapt to the company’s culture and environments. Hence, it is worth an effort to introduce the new hires to the existing employees as well as motivate the new hires to collaborate with the old ones.

Parting Tips

A new employee feels a bit stressed in the first few months of his new job. You can either mould him towards the company’s growth or leave him stressed (giving birth to a number of complaints from his side). Go for casual meetings, chat over coffee and make the new hire feel relaxed and composed.

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Why 360-Degree Feedback Is Better For Performance Appraisal?

Since the performance of an employee rarely occurs in isolation, thus most of the companies use 360-Degree Feedback for Performance Appraisal. It is an ideal way to receive confidential feedback from all the stakeholders and measure the social perception of daily work of an employee. The reviewer’s basically include your manager, customers, peers and direct reports.

Feedback Is Better For Performance Appraisal


What Exactly Is 360-Degree Feedback?

About 12 to 24 people fill out an anonymous feedback form that encompasses a broad range of questions related to employee’s workplace behaviors or competencies. The person receiving feedback also requires filling a self-rating survey that includes the same questions that others receive in their forms. In this way, both the stakeholders and the employee himself, rates his contribution to the organization.


Benefits of Feedback in Fast Tracking Your Career

There are a number of ways in which this feedback can be fruitful for your career. Some of them are listed below:


1. Obtain Holistic View of Performance

The goal of the 360-degree feedback is to offer a chance for self-development to the evaluated person. When the feedback from all the named sources is presented to you within a framework, it provides you a golden opportunity to practice key behaviors (expected from you) and direct towards improvement.


2. Drives Transparency

The traditional performance management systems were not transparent and robust enough to determine the performance criterion. But through 360-degree valuation, you will be to understand the measurement criterion used for evaluating your performance, thereby facilitating transparency.


3. Strengthens the Feeling of Responsibility

The proposed feedback instills a feeling of responsibility within the appraisee and the appraising person. The high degree of involvement in it is the first step in dumping the bossy attitude, and on top of it the listening and collaborative facets of the feedback help in fostering transparency.


4. Motivate To Take Challenges Head-On

The usage of 360 degree will enable you to confront the negative feedback and various other issues with your employer. Also, it gives you courage and motivation to deal with critical and developmental feedback. As 360-degree feedback involves the performance evaluation from the customers as well, therefore it connects you to the customer’s thoughts and expectations. In this way, you can improve your lacking areas and also enhance customer value proposition.


5. Draw Your Development Plan

Through the proposed feedback you will finally face and realize your strengths and weaknesses. Identifying such parameters will guide you I establishing a plan for making changes in behavior as well as move towards better performance.


Thus, 360-degree feedback does not allow the managers and employee to cover the developmental areas under the carpet; rather it helps the employee to work on his weaknesses and take corrective action fast. Since the feedback provides adequate chance for questioning the appraising person (manager, employer or other stakeholder), therefore it has achieved immense success and appreciation for performance appraisal and employee development.

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